Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

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Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by coastway » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:33 am

Trials with FARO Focus X330 scanner going well strapped beneath heavy lift UAV following months of trials and tribulations! Almost ready to go live with project work for all those missing rooftop scans etc to fill in the gaps...
Has anybody had any issues with same set up?

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by Phil Marsh » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:48 am

Mark,

Love to hear more on this project especially the accuracies you can achieve with these systems? :ugeek:

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by jcoco3 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:41 am

Mark, are you trying to perform static scans or helical?
Sorry I can't help much at this point, I am just a bit curious.

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by cadmium » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:20 pm

I have been curious how the scanner compensates(?) for movement of the unit while the drone is in the air.
Is there different software to assemble a moving cloud like a scene/scenect hybrid?

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by WWilford » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:32 pm

Mark,

My Focus 120 had the Beta version of the WiFi and the range was not that great. I did have to be careful which side of the scanner I was standing on when it was 15 meters in the air. The range is supposed to be better now but I would think that you might be able to exceed it with the scanner on a drone. Good luck and I wish you safe and soft landings.

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by coastway » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:01 pm

Thanks for the replies and interest. This is going to turn out to be a real game changer over the multitude of photogrammetry UAV systems. After all, who wants to pay for a helicopter and expensive LiDAR systems, if you can find a decent gap in the weather?
Watch this space for more updates, in conjunction with Sabre Systems - awesome R&D guys!! ;)

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by Andy H » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:27 am

Sounds very interesting. Will keep an eye out.

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Re: Aerial LiDAR with FARO scanner

Post by JMontie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:14 pm

coastway wrote:
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:01 pm
Thanks for the replies and interest. This is going to turn out to be a real game changer over the multitude of photogrammetry UAV systems. After all, who wants to pay for a helicopter and expensive LiDAR systems, if you can find a decent gap in the weather?
Watch this space for more updates, in conjunction with Sabre Systems - awesome R&D guys!! ;)

Mark
I would love to see some test files. I like the drone idea, but not sure what the data would look like. Also wonder about the accuracy. Are you planning to use this for topo work?

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